Category Archives: Faculty

Narayanan, who started at Haverford in January, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Narayanan, who started at Haverford in January, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Desika Narayanan

A film crew from Japan’s public television network NHK came to Haverford last week to shoot a segment for the show “Cosmic Front” that features Assistant Professor of Astronomy Desika Narayanan. The segment will focus on Narayanan’s work on simulations … Continue reading

Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory

Academics

Haverford’s small size makes possible a highly personalized, hands-on educational experience. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline.

Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Haverford College fosters a culture of writing that includes conversation with peers and faculty members at all stages of the writing process.

Ying Li in a Fine Arts class Professor of Fine Arts Ying Li instructs a student during a painting class.

Fine Arts at Haverford

The Fine Arts at Haverford emphasize the individual. Studio classes are small and all students—from beginners to declared majors—receive individual, focused instruction, and are encouraged to develop the physical and critical skills necessary to create art.

Math Problem Solving The Math Question Center, and the math lounge, both within the KINSC, are open to all students by keycard access 24/7 (and are rarely empty).

Math Question Center

The Math Question Center is an informal gathering place where students work in groups on math homework and get assistance when they need it. It is staffed five evenings each week by mathematics faculty and majors.

An intimate classroom setting. Advanced Latin Literature: Ovid's Love Poetry with Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan. Photo: Jim Roese.

Academics at Haverford

Haverford’s rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.

Donuts with Dan The first "Donuts with Dan” event had Weiss chatting informally with students on Founders Green over coffee and donuts. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Enduring Values

Daniel H. Weiss, Haverford’s newly inaugurated 14th president, expects much to change at Haverford in the coming year—except what matters most. Read “Methods Adapt, but Values Endure” in Haverford magazine »

"I think it's meaningful for students to take an active part in designing their own education," says Stauffer. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography "I think it's meaningful for students to take an active part in designing their own education," says Stauffer. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Beyond Borders

Whether doing scholarly research on “ethical loneliness,” interviewing philosophers for the magazine The Believer, or directing the College’s peace, justice, and human rights concentration, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jill Stauffer crosses disciplines and reaches out to audiences beyond the campus. … Continue reading

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra Fall Concert. The Department of Music at Haverford functions as the music department for Bryn Mawr College. Photo: Thomas Carroll, the Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra Fall Concert.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra

Through the combined arts program with Bryn Mawr, Haverford offers more breadth and depth than the typical small college for students who want to participate in the arts on any level as part of their college experience.